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14th Aug '17 6:11:08 AM Grudgeal
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* ''Literature/ImperialRadch'': Seivarden has this attitude. It's ultimately presented as exactly as stupid and self-destructive as it is, as Seivarden is, to put it lightly, a hot mess following [[ShellShockedVeteran losing her ship in an ambush]], [[FishOutOfTemporalWater being frozen in stasis for centuries]], [[FallenPrincess losing her family and everything she held dear]], becoming a drug addict and finally becoming a SatelliteCharacter to the protagonist.

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* ''Literature/ImperialRadch'': Seivarden has this attitude. It's ultimately presented as exactly as stupid and self-destructive as it is, as Seivarden is, to put it lightly, a hot mess following [[ShellShockedVeteran losing her ship in an ambush]], [[FishOutOfTemporalWater being frozen in stasis for centuries]], [[FallenPrincess [[ImpoverishedPatrician losing her family and everything she held dear]], becoming a drug addict and finally becoming a SatelliteCharacter to the protagonist.
14th Aug '17 6:08:49 AM Grudgeal
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* ''Literature/ImperialRadch'': Seivarden has this attitude. It's ultimately presented as exactly as stupid and self-destructive as it is, as Seivarden is, to put it lightly, a hot mess following [[ShellShockedVeteran losing her ship in an ambush]], [[FishOutOfTemporalWater being frozen in stasis for centuries]], [[FallenPrincess losing her family and everything she held dear]], becoming a drug addict and finally becoming a SatelliteCharacter to the protagonist.
7th Aug '17 10:28:28 AM M84
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* Beth and Rick in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' both seem to think this in "Pickle Rick". Beth refuses to concede her faults and instead uses the session as an excuse to blame her problems on her kids. Rick claims that therapy just makes people boring and complacent like livestock, and he's no cow. The therapist responds by pointing out that the real reason he is so averse to therapy is because it is ''boring'' in the way that brushing your teeth is boring. The work that is done to maintain and repair life is not exciting, but it's necessary for most people to thrive. But people like Rick and Beth are so AllergicToRoutine that they would do stupid and self-destructive crap just to avoid it. In Rick's case, he ''turned himself into a pickle in an attempt to get out of therapy.''
20th Jun '17 9:53:45 AM WillBGood
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* In the Creator/StephenKing short story ''[[Literature/NightShift The Boogeyman]]'' (something of a spiritual predecessor to ''Literature/{{IT}}''), the principal character is indeed seeing a therapist. And yet, he insists that he doesn't actually ''need'' therapy and sneers disdainfully at what he imagines the doctor's other patients are like (gays, crossdressers, and people who [[NapoleonDelusion "strut around thinking they're Napoleon"]]).

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* In the Creator/StephenKing short story ''[[Literature/NightShift The Boogeyman]]'' [[Literature/NightShift "The Boogeyman"]] (something of a spiritual predecessor to ''Literature/{{IT}}''), the principal character is indeed seeing a therapist. And yet, he insists that he doesn't actually ''need'' therapy and sneers disdainfully at what he imagines the doctor's other patients are like (gays, crossdressers, and people who [[NapoleonDelusion "strut around thinking they're Napoleon"]]).
13th Jun '17 9:43:29 PM nombretomado
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** Since WorldWarOne it has been commonplace to treat combat troops with PTSD and shellshock, even TBI, by offering brief, focal counseling and then sending the men back to the front as quickly as possible.

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** Since WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI it has been commonplace to treat combat troops with PTSD and shellshock, even TBI, by offering brief, focal counseling and then sending the men back to the front as quickly as possible.
8th Jun '17 8:22:12 AM KizunaTallis
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* Gretchen from ''Series/YoureTheWorst'' has suffered from clinical depression since she was teenager, and it's become increasingly obvious that the coping mechanisms she developed aren't working as well as they used to (plus, when it ''really'' flares up, she goes beyond feeling crippling sadness to just being [[EmotionlessGirl completely non-functional]]). However, she never sought out any help or treatment because she "doesn't want to lose her edge". In the end of the second season however, [[spoiler:she realizes that it's not worth suffering anymore and she realizes how her illness affects the people around her, especially her boyfriend Jimmy, and she begins therapy in the following season(but it's made clear it's not a magical or instant cure-all)]].

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* Gretchen from It's revealed in Season 2 of ''Series/YoureTheWorst'' that Gretchen has suffered from clinical depression since she was teenager, and it's become increasingly obvious that the coping mechanisms she developed aren't working as well as they used to (plus, when it ''really'' flares up, she goes beyond feeling crippling sadness to just being [[EmotionlessGirl completely non-functional]]). However, she never sought out any help or treatment because she "doesn't want to lose her edge". In the end of the second season however, [[spoiler:she realizes that it's not worth suffering anymore and she realizes how her illness affects the people around her, especially her boyfriend Jimmy, and she begins therapy in the following season(but season (but it's made clear it's not a magical or instant cure-all)]].
6th Jun '17 4:39:40 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': ''Also'' similar to the ''[=NUMB3RS=]'' example. The team finally gets some long overdue therapy. It . . . seems to help. A little.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': ''Also'' similar to the ''[=NUMB3RS=]'' example. The team finally gets some long overdue therapy. It . . .It... seems to help. A little.



-->I believe that when you have a problem you talk it over with your priest, or your tailor, or the mute elevator porter at your men's club. Then you take that problem and you crush it with your mind-vise. But for lesser beings, like curly-haired men, or people who need glasses, therapy can help.

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-->I -->"I believe that when you have a problem you talk it over with your priest, or your tailor, or the mute elevator porter at your men's club. Then you take that problem and you crush it with your mind-vise. But for lesser beings, like curly-haired men, or people who need glasses, therapy can help."



* Subverted in ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt''; the title character initially refuses a therapist's offer to get help for her many hang-ups and believes she can handle everything on her own. After going through a dissociative fugue state however, she decides to take up on the doctor's offer, and goes through more than a few sessions.
* Gretchen from ''Series/YoureTheWorst'' has suffered from clinical depression since she was teenager, and it's become increasingly obvious that the coping mechanisms she developed aren't working as well as they used to (plus, when it ''really'' flares up, she goes beyond feeling crippling sadness to just being [[EmotionlessGirl completely non-functional]]). However, she never sought out any help or treatment because she "doesn't want to lose her edge". In the end of the second season however, [[spoiler:she realizes that it's not worth suffering anymore and she realizes how her illness affects the people around her, especially her boyfriend Jimmy, and she begins therapy in the following season(but it's made clear it's not a magical or instant cure-all)]].



* General Patton publicly called PTSD sufferers "weaklings." It was a . . . [[SocietyMarchesOn different]] [[ScienceMarchesOn era]].

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* General Patton publicly called PTSD sufferers "weaklings." It was a . . .a... [[SocietyMarchesOn different]] [[ScienceMarchesOn era]].



* This is a common attitude for people living in Asia, where those who seek professional psychological treatment are perceived as weak and thusly stigmatized.

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* This is a common attitude for people living in Asia, where those who seek professional psychological treatment are perceived as weak and thusly thus are stigmatized.
31st May '17 4:17:39 AM Fiendish
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', kind of remarkably for a major action movie, completely averts this, as a major theme is the struggle of soldiers to return to civilian life. Sam Wilson/The Falcon has already dealt with that struggle and now works as a PTSD counselor for other vets; he's seen leading a group session in which other returning soldiers share their stories; and Captain America himself, Steve Rogers, voluntarily seeks him out for guidance and insight.
29th Apr '17 12:10:00 PM DrOO7
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* In ''We Own The Night'', a police officer has arrived at the hospital to see his son (also a detective), who has been shot. When someone mentions that the department shrink is there for him, he snaps, "I don't need that crap."
15th Feb '17 6:38:41 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'':
**Jessica emphatically states that she neither needs nor wants therapy, instead relying on self-medication with alcohol and internal repression. Her coping technique when under stress is to recite the street names of her childhood home[[note]]based on a real-life grounding technique taught to assault survivors[[/note]], but she at one point angrily laments how little it actually does.
**Several of the Kilgrave survivors who go to the discussion group become disillusioned as time goes on, and are easily stirred by Robyn to abandon their talking in favor of retribution. They point out that sharing their stories over and over again is not fixing anything.
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